A Republican voter interviewed by CNN’s Alisyn Camerota this week was taken aback when the CNN host informed her that it was perfectly legal for people fleeing violence in their countries to seek asylum in the United States.
During a discussion on immigration, Trump supporter Cindy Ruggiero said that she was worried about the caravan of “14,000” migrants headed toward the United States from Central America.
When Camerota and other women on the CNN voter panel told her that she had vastly inflated the number of migrants in the caravan, she brushed it aside and said it was still too many people coming into the country.
She then insisted that she only objected to migrants who enter the country illegally and that she welcomed immigrants who came to the United States while following all the rules.
“Come in the legal way and you are more than welcome,” she said.
Camerota then pointed out that migrants fleeing from violence in Guatemala are not trying to sneak into the United States.
“I mean, it is legal to seek asylum,” she said.
Ruggiero sat in silence for a full six seconds.
“Well, I hope Trump changes that,” she eventually responded.